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Vietnamese intersex woman ‘deeply shocked’ at decision to revoke gender recognition

Pham Le Quynh Tram says she will appeal authorities' decision to revoke legal recognition of her female gender.

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2nd February 2013 15:38

Alessia Valenza

An intersex woman in Vietnam who successfully lobbied authorities to change her legally recognized gender from male to female in 2009, is ‘deeply shocked’ over an announcement last week that the decision will be revoked.

‘I was deeply shocked. I could not sleep. Four years since I changed my name and re-defined my sex, I have done nothing wrong nor lost the virtue of a Vietnamese woman,’ said Pham Le Quynh Tram, Tuoitrenews.vn reports.

Tram plans to appeal the decision made by provincial authorities in her home of Binh Phuoc in southern Vietnam in 2009.

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